Relying on a loophole in FISA, the NSA is conducting active and warrantless surveillance of the electronic communications of Americans.
The Obama administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is under fire after announcing a proposed executive decree to make American neighborhoods more “diverse.” Under the new HUD policy, dubbed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing,” the federal government will gather and track data on “segregation” and “discrimination” across America before deploying a wide range of social-engineering schemes to ensure more “diversity” in U.S. neighborhoods. Some analysts say there is an even broader agenda at work.
In his Aug. 9 press conference, President Obama seems to have paved the way for a government admission that the NSA is recording the telephone calls of millions of Americans.
The New York Times reported August 8 that the National Security Agency has been searching through the e-mail messages of the American people on a massive scale, even in some instances where the messages are not to or from foreigners residing abroad.
Despite the controversy surrounding the intrusiveness of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), its duties continue to expand. The agency now has a greatly expanded program of "Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response" squads, known as VIPR teams, assigned to perform security sweeps at transportation facilities across the United States in the name of terrorism prevention.
The federal government is instructing law enforcement on methods useful in covering evidence of investigations.
Tom Eddlem speaks on the causes of the crisis in Egypt and the importance of constitutions that prevent an executive branch from having too much power.
The New York Times reported August 4 that the NSA intercepts of all Americans' phone records and Internet traffic are being sought by dozens of federal and state law-enforcement agencies for ordinary criminal enforcement, and Reuters wire service reported August 5 that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has received some of this information for nearly two decades.